WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Katrina Pierson for her ongoing efforts to raise
  political awareness in Garland, Texas, and across the nation; and
         WHEREAS, A self-made woman and successful professional,
  she has in recent years become a high-profile and highly
  motivated political activist; and
         WHEREAS, Raised by a single mother, she helped to raise her
  siblings while she also worked and attended school; the
  experience impressed upon her the importance of personal values
  and long-term goals; and
         WHEREAS, Today, Katrina Pierson is a respected
  professional in the field of medical practice management, but she
  is perhaps best known for her work in founding the Garland Tea
  Party, and she continues to serve on the Tea Party Caucus
  advisory committee; and
         WHEREAS, In great demand for her conservative political
  commentary on a wide variety of issues, she has been a frequent
  guest on local news shows, talk radio, and national television
  and Internet news programs, and she has worked tirelessly in her
  own community to advance the political beliefs that she holds
  dear; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend Katrina Pierson for her continued
  commitment to raising public awareness and engagement in
  political processes and extend to her sincere best wishes in all
  her future endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 25, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate